ERCOT Market Summit - Presented by Infocast

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

Understand the Impacts of the Enormous ERCOT Market Design Changes Happening Now!

Phase 2 of the ERCOT market redesign is shifting into high gear. The largest and most far-reaching market and rule reforms in the history of ERCOT are poised to be enacted, with the potential to bring enormous changes to how providing power is rewarded, what new products and services are needed to increase reliability, and how large flexible loads and BTM energy resources can actively participate in the market.

At the same time, massive additions to load, more extreme weather, and growing price volatility are both increasing risks and opening new opportunities for power asset owners, developers, QSEs and investors. How will these changes impact market participants, and how are they planning to handle the emerging policy and market challenges?

Infocast’s ERCOT Market Summit will provide maximum insight into the directions these impending changes will drive the market, bringing policymakers together with utility, solar, wind, IPP, finance, and trading executives to explore the future of this massive power market. This group of leading players and decision-makers will examine the impacts on resource adequacy, power prices, project siting and bankability, and how to best meet the shifting needs of commercial, industrial and retail customers.

An unparalleled group of experts and insiders will:

  • Assess how massive regulatory and market rule changes will impact ERCOT in 2023 and beyond
  • Evaluate how the potential solutions to increase capacity and improve reliability could affect energy costs and asset profitability
  • Explore how supply chain difficulties and fuel cost increases are affecting opportunities to deploy solar, wind and storage in ERCOT
  • Examine how the energy strategies of sophisticated new customers are driving contracting strategies and opportunities for innovative joint ventures
  • Provide insight on what will be needed to assure the bankability of projects in ERCOT

Last year Infocast’s ERCOT Market Summit reached new heights in terms of attendance and audience satisfaction. Attend the ERCOT Market Summit along with 450 of your peers and take advantage of your best opportunity to connect with key players, hear their plans for the upcoming year, and discuss opportunities in today’s business environment that will lead to successful deals.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

KEYNOTE
Pablo Vegas
President & CEO
ERCOT

Erika Bierschbach
Vice President, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning
AUSTIN ENERGY

Kip M. Fox
President
ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION
TEXAS, LLC

Prabhu Gnanam
Director, Grid Planning
ERCOT

Ian Haley
Senior Director,
ERCOT Regulatory Policy

VISTRA

Bob Helton
Senior Director,
Regulatory Affairs

ENGIE

Venkatesh Inti
Vice President of Business Development
Q CELLS USA CORP.

Emily Jolly
Senior Vice President,
Regulatory Affairs &
Associate General Counsel

LCRA

Nitika Mago
Manager of
Balancing Operations

ERCOT

Doug Moorehead
Chief Operating Officer
BROAD REACH POWER

Katie Rich
Manager,
Regulatory & Market Advocacy

GOLDEN SPREAD
ELECTRIC COOP

Arushi Sharma Frank
US Markets Policy Lead
TESLA

Caitlin Smith
Senior Director, Regulatory, External Affairs & ESG
JUPITER POWER

Rubiao Song
Managing Director,
Energy Investments

J.P. MORGAN

Resmi Surendran
Vice President,
Regulatory Policy

SHELL ENERGY
NORTH AMERICA

Fred Thiel
Chairman and CEO
MARATHON
DIGITAL HOLDINGS

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • Anza
  • Arroyo Investors
  • Ascend Analytics
  • Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT)
  • Aurora Energy Research
  • Austin Energy
  • Avantus
  • Baker Botts
  • BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC / Americas
  • Broad Reach Power
  • Citigroup, Inc.
  • Clearway Energy Group
  • CPS Energy
  • cQuant-io
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • E3
  • EIG
  • Electric Transmission Texas, LLC
  • Enchanted Rock
  • Enel
  • Engie
  • Enverus
  • ERCOT
  • Fractal EMS
  • Fractal Energy Storage Consultants
  • Gaiascope Inc.
  • Golden Spread Electric Coop
  • GridBeyond
  • HODL Ranch
  • Hunt Utility Services
  • Ingeteam
  • J.P. Morgan
  • JDK Capital Limited
  • Jupiter Power
  • Lancium
  • LCRA
  • Lightsource bp
  • Marathon Digital Holdings
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mothership Incubator LLC
  • National Grid
  • Nord/LB
  • NRG
  • Octopus Energy
  • On.Energy
  • Oracle Energy and Water
  • Origis Services
  • OTC Global Holdings
  • PEI Global Partners
  • Potomac Economics
  • Power Market Solutions
  • PowerFin Partners, LLC
  • Q CELLS USA Corp.
  • Shell Energy North America
  • Shell Energy Solutions
  • Spearmint Energy
  • Spencer Fane
  • Stem
  • Sunrun
  • Tesla
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Competitive Power Advocates (TCPA)
  • Texas Electric Cooperatives
  • Texas Industrial Energy Consumers
  • Texas Railroad Commission
  • Vistra
  • Wartsila

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • ERCOT
  • PUCT
  • Offtakers
  • Financiers
  • Renewable Energy Developers
  • Storage Developers
  • Traders & Power Marketers
  • Utilities
  • Attorneys
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Consultants

 

VENUE

 

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705, US
Phone: (512) 404-1900
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AC Hotel by Marriott Austin-University
1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 473-8920
4 min walk

The Otis Hotel Austin, Autograph Collection
1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 473-8900
4 min walk

Hilton Garden Inn Austin University Capitol District
301 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 319-3333
3 min walk

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8881
3 min walk

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Baker Botts

Website

Baker Botts is a globally respected law firm with 725 lawyers and 14 international offices. We are driven by the highest ethical and professional standards. This professionalism, combined with industry knowledge and insights and our understanding of the law, helps us to deliver effective, innovative solutions for our clients.

For more than 175 years, Baker Botts has delivered results-oriented services, establishing us as a leading law firm. Our reputation is complemented by our leadership in government, the judiciary and our communities. Regardless of size, sector or jurisdiction of a client, our commitment is to help achieve their business objectives.

Enverus

Website

Enverus Power & Renewables brings clean, analytics-ready data into an intuitive platform, empowering you to get straight to higher-value analysis and insights. Whether you are seeking historical data to assess the profitability of new power project opportunities, or you are a seasoned power trader utilizing financial hedging instruments, Enverus supplies essential data and analytics for the power and renewables space.

JDK Capital Limited

Website

JDK Capital is the world’s leading digital infrastructure asset investor and crypto mining service provider. The company owns several ESG-oriented digital infrastructure resources, such as Double Energy and Unipow. Its subsidiary Double Energy develops data center and crypto mining assets around the world, working closely with power generators, utility providers and local regulators to supply computing power through utilizing environmentally conscious energy. Unipow is another subsidiary that offers cloud computing power to support the vast development of digital infrastructure. It empowers retail investors to own a piece of the digital infrastructure asset and computing power, providing investors with the comprehensive, transparent, and effective tool to obtain digital assets.

Wärtsilä Energy

Website

Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonization by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimization technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world.

Anza

Website

Anza is a new online marketplace transforming how large-scale module and energy storage buyers purchase equipment for their projects. Through the platform, developers, IPPs and EPCs can quickly see a long list of top-tier equipment options ranked by net present value. The Anza engine combines equipment availability, pricing, product optimization, and due diligence with data analytics into a single, easy-to-use interface to help buyers make decisions. Customers can rapidly secure available equipment by ordering through Anza’s pre-negotiated terms and existing supply agreements. After using the analytical models for its own solar and energy storage development projects for more than a decade, Anza was created as a standalone procurement application in 2021 to scale the technology for broader industry use and to further its mission of accelerating the adoption of renewable energy. Anza is a business division of Borrego, a leading national EPC and O&M provider. Visit www.anzarenewables.com

Ascend Analytics

Website

Ascend Analytics is an innovative energy analytics software and services company based in Boulder, CO. Since 2002, Ascend has provided power industry clients such as utilities, retailers, independent power producers, and financiers with analysis and insights to support robust decisions from the next day to the next 30 years. Our software and expertise are widely leveraged for battery dispatch bidding optimization, hedging and risk management, budgeting, integrated resource planning, RFO procurement valuation, and strategic planning. Ascend’s Market Intelligence service provides portfolio managers, power traders, strategic planners, and C-suite executives with the insight and confidence to make critical investments in new clean, reliable, and resilient energy infrastructure. For more information check out our website at www.ascendanalytics.com.

cQuant.io

Website

Founded in 2015, cQuant.io is an industry leader in analytic solutions for energy and commodity companies. Specializing in Total Portfolio Analysis, cQuant’s cloud-native SaaS platform simulates all risk factors, optimizes portfolio decisions, and includes dynamic reports and dashboards for better decision making. cQuant’s customers have greater insight into their financial forecasts and the drivers of value and risk in their business.

cQuant is a team of senior quantitative model developers, experienced energy analysts, software developers and cloud infrastructure experts. Leveraging decades of energy experience, cQuant is committed to serving the present and future analytic landscape with the most accurate models and highest performance in the industry. The field of analytics is changing rapidly and cQuant is dedicated to offering the latest advantages to their customers.

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants

Website

Fractal is a specialized energy storage consulting firm that provides expert evaluation, technical design and financial analysis of energy storage and hybrid projects. Neutral, unbiased and technology agnostic with over 2GW of project design and analysis, and 77 MW of operations. Powerful models to simulate performance, degradation and cost used by utilities and top developers. Site analysis, feasability studies, procurement management and contracting, engineering studies, IE due diligence, design packages and financial models.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Website

McDermott Will & Emery propels the success of the world’s most respected, dynamic and important organizations. Together, we fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. As a business operating in the highly specialized energy sector, you encounter unique legal challenges that require a practical and complete understanding of your industry. Our dedicated, full-service global energy team uses broad market knowledge to deliver coordinated counsel around the world, focusing on your particular transactional and regulatory needs in service of your business objectives. To help you resolve complex issues, comply with new regulations and stay a step ahead of the competition, we monitor both macro trends and local issues within the industry. With a track record of success and decades of experience in domestic markets, cross-border representations and coordinating work in foreign jurisdictions, we are well positioned to provide you with comprehensive advice in any area of energy law.

National Grid Renewables

Website

National Grid Renewables, part of the competitive, unregulated National Grid Ventures division of National Grid (NYSE: NGG), develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind and battery storage. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused business, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future. National Grid Renewables has a robust development pipeline of wind, solar and battery storage projects in various stages of development throughout the United States, as well as geographically diverse operational assets across the country. It supports National Grid’s vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables, visit www.nationalgridrenewables.com.

Stem

Website

Stem, Inc. (NYSE: STEM) provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena®, a world-class AI-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter. For more information, visit www.stem.com

Aurora Energy Research

Website

Aurora Energy Research is a market-leading energy analytics company. With over 225 experts covering European, Australian and US power markets, Aurora provides transaction support, project finance, and subscription insight to utilities, developers, investors and lenders. The core of the business built around belief in the power of sophisticated modelling and data to help deliver actionable insights for the energy transition. Aurora is one of the few respected energy pricing analytics providers that delivers sufficiently rigorous and accurate forecasts to be bankable across a number of regions. Aurora’s head office in the USA is in Austin, TX.

GridBeyond

Website

Using artificial intelligence and data science, GridBeyond’s technology balances and orchestrates energy generation, storage and industrial load in a coordinated system. GridBeyond’s intelligent energy optimiser, lies at the core of our services. By connecting load, generation, and storage assets with the opportunities of the energy markets our technology bridges the gap between distributed energy resources and the requirements of the power grid.

GridBeyond was founded in 2007 and is now a global player in the energy transition, delivering energy services, new revenues, enhanced savings, strengthened operations and sustainability to over 500 I&C sites worldwide, including some of the planet’s best-loved brands.

By combining solvers, market access, and automatic trading in one place, including balancing services, Capacity Market and the participation in the wholesale traded markets, our technology empowers C&I businesses, EV fleet operators, generators, and energy storage operators to maximize revenues and savings.

Fractal EMS

Website

On.Energy

Website

On.Energy is a fully-integrated Energy Storage developer, technology company and asset manager. Using Proprietary Software, we deliver end-to-end projects with available in-house financing. Our in-house team of industry experts can provide best-in-class design, procurement, integration, and O&M to deploy robust, reliable, and long-lasting energy storage solutions. On.Command™ is On.Energy’s EMS, which enables the integration of different technologies, vendors, and distributed energy resources due to proprietary algorithms using machine-learning that predict customer consumption and grid performance. On.Energy solutions include real time remote monitoring of operations for optimal performance, predictive maintenance, and warranty tracking.

Origis Services

Website

Origis Services delivers the promise of clean energy with operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management services for solar and energy storage across North America. The team manages a diverse utility scale and distributed generation portfolio with experienced professionals backed by a state-of-the-art NERC CIP Certified Remote Operations Center (ROC) located at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Visit us at: www.OrigisServices.com

Spencer Fane LLP

Website

At Spencer Fane, your business leaders work with our business leaders. We provide an unconventional approach to legal services geared toward protecting and advancing business and personal interests. Our clients are certain that their interests are our priority, because they work with leaders – leaders who work decisively, execute with purpose and understand the importance of flawless timing.

Today, Spencer Fane has more than 420 attorneys practicing in 21 primary areas and numerous subpractice areas, serving clients regionally, nationally and worldwide. Spencer Fane is a full-service firm, with practice areas ranging from trial and appellate work in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout the country to matters involving environmental and energy, municipal representation, governmental affairs, labor and employment, employee benefits, dispute resolution and trials, business transactions, financial services, economic development incentives, real estate, intellectual property, tax and estate planning, health care and environmental litigation, enforcement and compliance.

Ingeteam

Website

At Ingeteam, we are convinced that there is a different way to generate, transport, store and consume energy more efficiently and sustainably.

We want to consolidate our position as a leader in renewable generation (wind, solar, and hydroelectric), storage, the intelligent transport network, and the efficient and clean consumption of electrical energy via our electric vehicle chargers, converters, and motors for railway, marine, steel, water and for the production of green hydrogen and submersible pump and motors for water.

With a team of over 4,000 people present in 24 countries, we have already delivered 25 GW of solar PV capacity with our solar inverters, over 54 GW of our converters and generators for the wind industry, accumulated 1.6 GWh in electrical storage facilities and are a world leader in the provision of operation and maintenance services at renewable energy plants, with more than 18 GW of maintained capacity.

AES Corporation

Website

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company accelerating the future of energy. Together with our many stakeholders, we’re improving lives by delivering the greener, smarter energy solutions the world needs. Our diverse workforce is committed to continuous innovation and operational excellence, while partnering with our customers on their strategic energy transitions and continuing to meet their energy needs today. For more information, visit www.aes.com/products/our-offerings/new-clean-energy/.

Avantus

Website

Avantus is shaping the future by making reliable, low-cost clean energy a global reality. Our legacy of leadership in next generation solar energy includes developing the nation’s largest solar cluster and the first plant to beat fossil fuel prices back in 2016. Today, we are expanding the boundaries of existing technologies to build one of the largest portfolios of smart power plants with integrated storage, capable of providing 30 million people with affordable, zero-emission energy – day and night. Through our relentless pursuit of better, we are decarbonizing our planet at the gigaton level, and bringing the advantages of clean energy to all of us.

Customized Energy Solutions

Website

Established in 1998, Customized Energy Solutions is an energy advisory, software and services company that works closely with clients to navigate the wholesale and retail electricity markets across the United States and globally. CES offers software solutions, back office operational support, and advisory and consulting services focused on asset optimization and energy market participation efficiency. CES is also a third-party asset manager of more than 17,000 MWs of renewable and conventional generation resources across all ISOs in the United States, Ontario, Canada and Guam. CES empowers clients to achieve their goals by helping them navigate the evolving energy markets, complex market rules, and new energy technologies. To learn more, visit CES-LTD.com or connect with CES on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

NextEra Energy Resources

Website

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its subsidiaries) is a clean energy leader, with approximately 24,600 MW of total net generating capacity in the U.S. and Canada, as of year-end 2021, and a total generating capacity of approximately 30,000 MW for the facilities it operates and in which it has ownership interests as of year-end 2021. NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 company and the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. NextEra Energy is shaping the future of energy through innovation and investments in clean energy for the benefit of our customers.

Since 1999, NextEra Energy Resources’ subsidiaries have been helping fuel Texas’ economic growth and quality of life, and moving our country toward energy independence. Our subsidiaries own and operate wind energy centers in more than 15 counties in addition to two utility-scale solar energy centers, one battery energy storage system, a portfolio of distributed energy resources and six pipelines in the state. We also have several projects in development.

Empower Energies

Website

Empower Energies, Inc., headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, is a clean energy project solutions provider focused on applying the right mixTM of combined heat and power (CHP), PV solar, and energy optimization solutions – with financing – to meet the profitability, resiliency and sustainability objectives of hospitals, universities, municipalities, and schools, as well as multi-facility commercial and industrial organizations.

U.S. Bancorp

Website

With $31 billion in managed assets as of September 30, 2019, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, a subsidiary of U.S. Bank, provides innovative financing solutions for community development projects across the country using state and federally sponsored tax credit programs. USBCDC’s commitments provide capital investment to areas that need it the most and contribute to the creation of new jobs, the rehabilitation of historic buildings, the construction of needed affordable and market-rate homes, the development of renewable energy facilities, and the generation of commercial economic activity in underserved communities. Visit USBCDC on the web at www.usbank.com/cdc.

Radian Generation

Website

Radian Generation was founded on the core principle of driving sustainable growth by providing best-in-class asset
management solutions for the renewable energy industry. And since that day, Radian Generation has continued to
spearhead the creation of industry-leading asset management thought leadership and best practices to efficiently
manage, optimize and de-risk energy assets to support predictable returns. During the formative years of the solar and
wind market, the experiences accumulated by members of our team fostered an acute awareness of the need for
versatility, continuity, and resiliency in a third-party business model for managing projects expected to last for decades.

As the energy grid continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, professional, 24/7 asset management services are needed
more than ever to ensure the uninterrupted operation of power-generating assets. That is why Radian Generation built
its business around maintaining energy assets as critical infrastructure, with a keen focus on optimization and
performance.

Advanced Power Alliance

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Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc. (AECT)

Website

The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc. (AECT) is a trade organization of electric companies in Texas. Organized in 1978, AECT provides a forum for member company representatives to exchange information about public policy, and to communicate with government officials and the public. AECT is an advocacy group composed of member companies committed to:

  • Ensuring a modern, reliable infrastructure for the supply & delivery of electricity
  • Supporting efficient competitive markets that are fair to customers and market participants
  • Supporting consistent and predictable oversight and regulation that will promote investment and ensure the stability of Texas’ electric industry
  • Promoting an economically strong and environmentally healthy future for Texas, including conservation and efficient use of available resources

AECT member companies remain dedicated to providing Texas customers with reliable service and are committed to the highest standards of integrity.

CleanTX

Website

The mission of CleanTX is to accelerate the growth of the cleantech industry in Texas through information exchange, thought leadership, and strategic partnerships. Founded in 2006, CleanTX is the nonprofit economic development and professional association for cleantech in Central Texas, a $2.5 Billion industry that employs 20,000 individuals. The CleanTX community encompasses over 250 companies and an active ecosystem of entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and regional partners.

CleanTX supports cleantech innovation and adoption by: (1) Providing avenues for networking, education, and information exchange among industry and community stakeholders; (2) Facilitating strategic partnerships to launch forward-looking economic development initiatives; and (3) Promoting the growth of the cleantech industry in Texas through increased visibility, thought leadership, access to talent, and connections to local, state and national leaders. Join the CleanTX community.

The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA)

Website

RTO Insider

Website

RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at PJM Interconnection, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.

Features include:

  • Coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings. We’ll be there when you can’t.
  • Coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states managed by the RTOs/ISOs.
  • Coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders.
  • Issue Briefs: Concise summaries of major issues (e.g., Order 1000, EPA’s 111(d) rule).

What RTO Insider isn’t: We are not advocates or representatives. You can trust that our coverage will not be slanted to the interests of any member or membership sector.

What RTO Insider is: A source for both the big picture (e.g. analyses of major FERC rulings and RTO stakeholder developments) and the details (why is Manual 28 being changed and what does that mean to me?)

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